musician and journalist Mark Jenkins
has published three books on artists celebrating 50 years of album releases. "Tangerine Dream: 50 Years", "Klaus Schulze: 50 Years"
and "Kraftwerk: 50 Years"
all have the subtitle "The Ultimate Critical Discography"
, but each book sets out to do much more than listing all the important releases by each artist.
In large format softcovers, the books go behind the releases of these popular electronic music artists to explain the development, technologies and intentions behind their unique sounds. Learn about Tangerine Dream's break away from psychedelic rock to become an innovative electronic group; about how Kraftwerk members gathered their influences from art and architecture; and about Klaus Schulze's move from performing as a drummer to becoming a master of synthesizer technology.
Each book lists album, single and compilation releases, interviews artists and collaborators, and has huge sections on technology, visuals and the work of departed band members. All three books are in large format (American A4) softcover with dozens of rare and unseen photos, including 8 pages of full colour in the Kraftwerk book
Available now from modularsynth.dk